House Speaker, Paul Ryan Will No Longer Defend GOP Candidate, Donald Trump.

The House Speaker, Paul Ryan has informed Republican members of the House of Representatives that he will no longer defend or campaign for the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump as reported in The New York Times. Mr Ryan made his position clear via conference call to at least five lawmakers, they have chosen to remain anonymous. Mr Ryan has stated that he will concentrate on retaining Republican dominance in the House & Congress/United States Senate.

With 29 days left before Election Day on November 8th, fellow Republicans retorted that Mr Ryan’s actions were cowardly. As of Sunday, October 9th, it was tallied that more than 160 Republican leaders have withdrawn or do not support Donald Trump. The list increase since the aftermath of the tape of Mr Trump making lewd comments about sexually assaulting women, includes these leaders:

Kelly Ayotte, Senator of New Hampshire
William Bennett, Former secretary of education under Ronald Reagan
Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama
Jaime Herrera Beutler, Representative of Washington
Bradley Byrne, Representative of Alabama
Jason Chaffetz, Representative of Utah
Mike Coffman, Representative of Colorado
Barbara Comstock, Representative of Virginia
Michael D. Crapo, Senator of Idaho
Dennis Daugaard, Governor of South Dakota
Rodney Davis, Representative of Illinois
Carly Fiorina, Former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard and candidate for Republican nomination
Deb Fischer, Senator of Nebraska
Jeff Flake, Senator of Arizona
Jeff Fortenberry, Representative of Nebraska
Darryl Glenn, Running for Senate from Colorado
Cory Gardner, Senator of Colorado
Scott Garrett, Representative of New Jersey
Kay Granger, Representative of Texas
Cresent Hardy, Representative of Nevada
Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee
Joe Heck, Representative of Nevada, running for Senate
Gary R. Herbert, Governor of Utah
Jon M. Huntsman Jr., Former governor of Utah
Will Hurd, Representative of Texas
David Jolly, Representative of Florida
John Kasich, Governor of Ohio
John Katko, Representative of New York
Steve Knight, Representative of California
Mike Lee, Senator of Utah
Frank A. LoBiondo, Representative of New Jersey
Mia Love, Representative of Utah
Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico
John McCain, Senator of Arizona
Patrick Meehan, Representative of Pennsylvania
Lisa Murkowski, Senator of Alaska
George E. Pataki, Former governor of New York
Erik Paulsen, Representative of Minnesota
Tim Pawlenty, Former governor of Minnesota
Rob Portman, Senator of Ohio
Condoleezza Rice, Former secretary of state under George W. Bush
Martha Roby, Represenative of Alabama
Tom Rooney, Representative of Florida
Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Former governor of California
Mike Simpson, Representative of Idaho
Chris Stewart, Representative of Utah
Dan Sullivan, Senator of Alaska
John Thune, Senator of South Dakota and chairman of the Republican Conference
Fred Upton, Representative of Michigan
Ann Wagner, Representative of Missouri

Here are some of the comments from the GOP presidential nominee, Donald Trump, compiled by the New York Times.

“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
(Describing Mexico and Mexican immigrants)

“He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”
(Discussing Senator John McCain, a veteran and former prisoner of war)

“I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me.”

“Now this poor guy, you ought to see this guy.”
(Accompanied with flailing gestures, he describes a disabled New York Times reporter)

“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”

“When people call you brilliant, it’s always good, especially when the person heads up Russia.”

“So if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you?”

“I would bring back waterboarding, and I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”
(Waterboarding and torture are considered war crimes by The Hague)

“I don’t know anything about David Duke. O.K.? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists.”

“Look at those hands, are they small hands? And, he referred to my hands — ‘If they’re small, something else must be small.’ I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee.”

“The images are worth a thousand words.”
(Comparing his wife, Melania Trump to Senator Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi Cruz)

“I’ve been treated very unfairly by this judge. Now, this judge is of Mexican heritage. I’m building a wall, O.K.? I’m building a wall.
(Discussing a federal judge, Gonzalo P. Curiel who is heading a suit against the inoperative Trump University)

“President Obama claims to know our enemy, and yet he continues to prioritize our enemy over our allies and, for that matter, the American people. When I am president, it will always be America first.”

“If we cannot be properly reimbursed for the tremendous cost of our military protecting other countries . . . then yes, I would be absolutely prepared to tell those countries, ‘Congratulations, you will be defending yourself.’”

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”

“If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably — maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.”
(Discussing the parents of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq, who took the stage to condemn Mr Trump at the DNC)

“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people — maybe there is, I don’t know.”

“He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder. He founded ISIS. I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.”
(Of President Barack Obama)

“I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything.”

In a pre-debate national poll conducted by NBC News, the Democratic nominee for president has a 14 point lead on the GOP candidate.

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The major candidates for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald John Trump.

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Second debate moderators, Anderson Cooper of CNN and Martha Raddatz of ABC News at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri.


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